Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival
June 25th-28th 2015

The Open Couple

TicTac Theatre

farce (comedy-drama)
age 14+

50 mins

This will be the first time that Scott and Hannah have performed in Fringe TheatreFest and both are very excited to be performing with their new company, TicTac Theatre, in The Open Couple.

TicTac Theatre (which stands for Two Is Company, Three’s A Crowd Theatre) specialises in two-handers and multi-role plays. Its ethos is to use the foundations of their training at Cygnet where the emphasis is on character-driven story telling. Using minimal set, Hannah and Scott wish to draw attention to the text and action of the play.

This production of The Open Couple is to be the first in a growing repertory of classical and contemporary plays as part of their new touring company and will be touring the UK throughout 2015.

Dario Fo’s Farcical Drama The Open Couple is a play of boundaries; whether that is within the characters’ own inhibitions, or the literal playing area of the stage in which the fourth wall is tested rigorously. The Open Couple mixes mind games, miscommunication and emotional blackmail with hilarious consequences in this draughty, open marriage.

Filled with heightened physical drama and sharp witty dialogue, this play will carry you through a bent reality of one couple’s fight for their own ideal marriage. Can either person win this game, without abiding by the rules?

This production is directed by Jacquie Crago; voice coach for National Theatre productions One Man Two Governors and Warhorse. As well as an actor and director Jacquie has also been Head of Voice at Oxford School of Drama, Voice Co-ordinator for Birmingham School of Acting and a Vocal Coach for the RSC.